Re: Question to those most disappointed with the SW prequels
He was one of the most powerful Jedi and Sith in recorded history. He just happened to be an emotionally wracked and disjointed, unconfident and power-hungry young man trapped in an expert pilot and warrior's body which made things so much more complicated and dangerous.
Anakin was the Chosen One. He also happened to be a complete and total mess.
To be fair Anakin fell because he felt helpness to save his mother and didn't want to feel like he failed to save Padme as well.
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